Hello, Javan Makhmali here. I’m a programmer at Basecamp, co-author of Trix, and remote worker from Ann Arbor, Michigan. You can find me on twitter, github, and at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent open source contributions
- Fix parsing block elements styled otherwise (basecamp/trix)
- Update Blade’s Sauce Labs plugin (basecamp/trix)
- Support composition input of non-Roman characters on QWERTY keyboards (basecamp/trix)
- Ignore initial popstate event (basecamp/turbolinks)
- Fix parsing multiple nested block elements (basecamp/trix)
Recent favorite reads from the web
- Cory Doctorow - The Internet of Things That Do What You Tell Them
- What is code? If you don’t know, you need to read this:
- Adactio: Journal—Web! What is it good for?
- 🙋 How I Learned to Love Writing With Emojis
- My Life as a Rent A Gent: Life: GQ
- How Mushrooms Could Hold the Key to Our Long-Term Survival as a Species
- Mig Reyes and I talked about how we—a designer and programmer—work together. Watch a brief video recap and see photos from the event.
If you’d like to discuss a speaking engagement, email me at email@example.com.
Some things that happened
- 2015 Open-sourced Trix, a rich text editor for everyday writing.
- 2014 Started working on Trix with Sam Stephenson.
- 2013 Launched Emojisaurus with some friends for the 48 hour Rails Rumble competition. We won 5th place.
- 2011 Became the 21st signal to work at 37signals (now Basecamp).
- 2009 Created Whenever, a Ruby Gem for managing cron jobs. Four million downloads later, it has become an industry standard.
- 2008 Joined the team at Inkling Markets, one of the earliest Y Combinator startups, and spent two happy years working there with Nate and Adam.
- 2007 Worked with Miranda July to launch No one belongs here more than you. It spread like wildfire.
Thanks for stopping by!